Berkhamsted Castle | How to get Here

Berkhamsted Castle

How to get Here


Local Map

Berkhamsted Castle
White Hill
Hertfordshire HP4 1LJ

 Opening hours

Daily 10:00—18:00
Closed now Open tomorrow at 10:00
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Directions from Berkhamsted High Street


The castle is located very close to the town centre, just behind the railway station.

  • From the centre of the town, go along the High Street to the traffic lights junction
  • turn down Lower Kings Road
  • Pass Waitrose supermarket on your left, and follow the road across the canal bridge
  • After the railway station, turn left under the railway bridge (narrow pavement - take care)
  • Cross the road and turn right along White Hill
  • The castle entrance is ahead of you on White Hill

Driving to Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted is about 25 miles (40km) outside Central London and only 10 minutes from Junction 20 on the M25

SatNav: HP4 1LJ
M25 20 Come off at Junction 20 and follow signs for Aylesbury & Hemel Hempstead
A41 Take the A41 for 15 miles, go past Hemel Hemstead
A416 Come off at the turnoff for Chesham A416
 roundabout At the roundabout, take the first exit left to Berkhamsted A416
 roundabout At the second roundabout, take the first exit left to Berkhamsted A416. The castle is signposted.
Go straight for ½ mile, then follow a sharp right bend down the hill into the town centre.
The town car parks are all within 5 minutes' walk to the castle. View information about town car parks.

road map


Many local bus services stop very close to the castle.

Services Route
  500 501 502 Aylesbury Tring  Northchurch  Berkhamsted  Hemel  Watford
  354 Northchurch  Berkhamsted  Chesham
  29 30 31 Hemel  Berkhamsted


Berkhamsted is only 35 minutes by train from London Euston, and it's also within easy reach of Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes.

Berkhamsted Castle is right next to the railway station. Exit the station via the rear exit (not the ticket office side), and the castle is on the opposite side of Brownlow Road


rail map


Chilterns Cycleway map
Chilterns Cycleway sign

Berkhamsted Castle is very close to the long-distance Chilterns Cycleway, which runs through Berkhamsted along the canal. If you are cycle touring, the castle is a lovely secluded place to stop and rest.

  Chiltern Cycleway map

  Cycleway info


Berkhamsted Castle is only 2 minutes’ walk from the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction branch). Whether you are passing through on a canal trip or mooring for a while, come and discover our historic castle.

The nearest moorings are between locks 52 and 54 (near Waitrose or Raven’s Lane).

 Grand Junction Canal info
 Grand Union Canal map

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External Links


Berkhamsted Castle Trust

Berkhamsted Castle Trust manages the Berkhamsted Castle site in partnership with English Heritage under a Local Management Agreement. Our volunteers rely on the generosity of the public.
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